Luton boss insists more is to come from Hylton and Marriott

Town boss Nathan Jones believes there is still so much more to come from strike duo Danny Hylton and Jack Marriott.

Wednesday, 10th August 2016, 6:50 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:11 pm
Danny Hylton wins another header against Plymouth

The pair looked to have already forged a natural understanding upfront for Luton, with both opening their accounts during the 3-0 victory at Plymouth on Saturday.

Jones said: “I think there’s still more to come, it’s only early, it’s a fledgling partnership and then we’ve got others who play together too.

“They didn’t play too much in pre-season due to Jack picking up a little thing now and again, so we had to play him at different time to Danny.

“We have good competition in that area, we have four specific central ones and people then like Cooky (Jordan Cook) who can play there.

“It was pleasing at the weekend they both scored.

“For me it doesn’t matter who scores as long as we score, but it is good when your strikers are scoring as they’ll be in good confidence.

“I hope they strike up a lasting really productive relationship.

“I hope there won’t be a better strike-force in the division, but I’m very pleased I have them and no-one else has them.”

On his partnership with Marriott, Hylton himself said: “He’s a pleasure to play with but whether it’s myself, Jack, Vass (Isaac Vassell), Zane (Banton) or Josh McQuoid, we’ve got some great forwards here.

“Whoever plays, everyone will do the business.

“Jack’s goal is what Jack does, he’s a goalscorer and when he gets a chance at goal you never think he’s going to miss and he didn’t.”

Meanwhile, Hylton turned in a starring role on his competitive debut for the club, with a real centre-forward’s performance, dominating the Argyle centre half pairing and showing just what a vital role he could play for Town this season.

Jones added: “How he is around the place, everything about him, he’s just a workhorse, he’s just great around the changing room, just a character, a different level.

“We’re just so glad we have him, but we knew that, that’s the recruitment and I know people who have played with him, know what they say about him, know how he was.

“When I watched games, he was that type of player, when we played him, he was a threat, he scored against us, and he just ticks boxes for me and I like him and glad he’s mine.”